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Jonny & the Baptists: Eat The Poor

A riotously funny musical comedy about inequality, revolution, friendship and betrayal.

Three quarters of MPs are millionaires. A third of the country lives below the poverty line. Whatever your politics, Jonny & the Baptists think it’s worth talking about.

Following a smash hit Edinburgh premiere last year, Jonny & the Baptists’ latest show Eat The Poor is embarking on a 50-date UK tour in March-April-May. Created with extensive research across the country, from homeless charities to academics and community activists, this is an epic tale of modern Britain from the acclaimed musical comedians – stars of Radio 4’s The Now Show and BBC Live at Television Centre

Setting out to explore the gap between rich and poor, Jonny & the Baptists’ lives turn upside down when Jonny betrays Paddy for financial gain. As Jonny enjoys the highlife with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jerry Hall, Paddy falls into homelessness and despair.

★★★★ ‘Spirited comedy… broad, daft and punchy’ Guardian

★★★★ ‘Wickedly amusing… so entertaining’ Times

★★★★ ‘Uproarious satire from a double-act at the height of their powers’ The Stage

★★★★ ‘Big-hearted and hilarious’ WhatsOnStage

 
FULL TOUR DATES

5 MARCH – BRISTOL – Tobacco Factory Theatres
7-11 MARCH – EXETER – Bike Shed Theatre
12 MARCH – RICHMOND – Orange Tree Theatre
16-18 MARCH – SALISBURY – Salisbury Playhouse
21 MARCH – NORWICH – Norwich Playhouse
22 MARCH – GUILDFORD – Star Inn
23 MARCH – COLCHESTER – Lakeside Theatre
24 MARCH – HARLOW – Harlow Playhouse
25 MARCH – CARDIFF – Chapter Arts Centre
28-29 MARCH – NEWCASTLE – Northern Stage
30 MARCH – OXFORD – Old Fire Station
31 MARCH – FARNHAM – Farnham Maltings
1 APRIL – BEDFORD – Quarry Theatre
5 APRIL – SUNDERLAND – Pop Recs, Sunderland Stages
6 APRIL – READING – South Street Arts
7 APRIL – HAVANT – The Spring Arts Centre
8 APRIL – MIILTON KEYNES – The Stables
11 APRIL – GLASGOW – Platform
12 APRIL – LANCASTER – The Dukes
21 APRIL – CAMBRIDGE – Cambridge Junction
22 APRIL – CALSTOCK – Calstock Village Hall
28 APRIL – CARDIGAN – Small World Theatre
29-30 APRIL – MACHYNLLETH – Machynlleth Comedy Festival
2-6 MAY – PLYMOUTH – The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth
8-10 MAY – LONDON – Soho Theatre
11 MAY – BIRMINGHAM – mac
12 MAY – CORSHAM – Pound Arts
13 MAY – FRITWELL – Fritwell Village Hall
15 MAY – HOVE – The Old Market
19 MAY – FAREHAM – Ashcroft Arts Centre
20 MAY – EASTLEIGH – The Point
21 MAY – IPSWICH – New Wolsey Theatre
23 MAY – EDINBURGH – The Stand
24 MAY – GLASGOW – The Stand
25 MAY – MONIAIVE – Craigdarroch Arms Hotel
26 MAY – BARNSLEY – The Civic
27 MAY – SALFORD – The Lowry

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